About the parklands

We are creating a new 2,778-hectare parkland from Craigieburn to Beveridge. It will provide more green open space for communities in Melbourne’s growing north, protect our native plants and animals and strengthen cultural heritage.

Where will the parklands be located?

The new parklands run along Upper Merri Creek on Woiwurrung Country, about 30 kilometres north of Melbourne’s CBD.

They will link trails, open spaces and conservation areas in existing reserves. The expanded walking and cycling trail will extend popular Lower Merri Creek trails.

The natural environment will provide access to healthy outdoor activities and open spaces.

When can I visit the parklands?

You can visit Upper Merri Creek Regional Parklands now. New park areas and facilities will open in stages from mid-2022.

Timeline

Government commitment to create a ring of parkland around Melbourne

November 2018

Planning phase

2019 - 2022

Community consultation

From 2022

We are planning the parklands in partnership with Traditional Owners and public land managers. Together we will work with stakeholders and the community to deliver the new park.

Want to get involved?

We will consult the community about the parklands in 2022.

You can register for updates.

More information

For more information download the Upper Merri Creek Regional Parklands fact sheet (DOCX, 975.0 KB) or contact the Suburban Parks Program team by email at metro.parkland@delwp.vic.gov.au.

Page last updated: 25/06/21